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December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships 2015 F-150 Trucks to Dealers

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has shipped more than 8,000 2015 F-150 pickup trucks to dealers, and the trucks should arrive in the next few days at dealers across the country.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Order-to-Delivery Times, Vehicle Transportation, Ford, Dealers, 2015-MY

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Ford Ensures Parts Availability for New Models

Since 2002, Ford has successfully ensured that nearly 100% of all new service and maintenance parts associated with new model launches are available when vehicles hit showroom floors.

Tags: Ford, OEM Parts, Parts Management

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

FCA US, Ford to Recall Vehicles for Air Bag Controls

The recalls will affect more than 1 million vehicles equipped with restraint control modules manufactured by Robert Bosch LLC.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, FCA US, Bosch

December 16, 2014 - Press Release

Ford Employees Volunteer for Holidays

Photo courtesy of Ford.

More than 700 Ford employees helped out in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers in eight different states to help feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Tags: Charity, Ford

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Ford Revamps SYNC Infotainment System

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is rolling out a new communications and entertainment system for the 2016 model year called Sync 3 that replaces MyFord Touch as Ford launches the third generation of its connected-car system.

Tags: Infotainment Systems, Ford, Ford SYNC

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Cummings Mobility Recalls Vans for Wheelchair Lifts

Photo of Ford E-Series van courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recalled modified vans have Ricon-manufactured wheelchair lifts at risk for cracking.

Tags: Chevrolet, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Ford, Chevrolet Express, Paratransit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, Ricon, Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply, Dodge Sprinter

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 2015 Mustangs for Fire Risk

Photo of 2015 Mustang courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 728 2015 model-year cars that may have a faulty fuel pressure sensor that can lead to a pressurized fuel leak.

Tags: Recalls, Ford Mustang, Ford, 2015-MY, Sports Cars

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connect Vans for Door Panels

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect van courtesy of Ford.

The action affects 19,825 2014-MY cargo vans that may have a problem with a loosening exterior plastic panel on the sliding door.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Named Fleet Truck of the Year

Robert Brown, Great Lakes regional sales manager for Automotive Fleet (right), presents the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year Award to Fritz Ahadi, general manager of commercial and government operations for Ford Motor Co. Photo courtesy of Robert Brown.

Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck was named the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes.

Tags: Ford F-150, Fleet Truck of the Year, Ford, Awards, 2015-MY

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY

November 20, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Adds EcoBoost Engine to 2016 Explorer

Photo of 2016 Explorer by Paul Clinton.

For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.

Tags: Ford Explorer, EcoBoost, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh, Engines

November 19, 2014 - Industry News

Video: NHTSA Calls for Expanded Air Bag Recalls

If Takata and automakers don’t quickly agree to expand recalls on a nationwide scale, NHTSA vows to use its statutory powers to ensure the defective air bag inflators are replaced.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Mazda, BMW

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Fusions Recalled for Programming Issue

The 2014 Fusion is one of the models being recalled by Ford. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for approximately 65,000 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles in North America for a programming issue in the instrument cluster.

Tags: Ford, Ford Fusion, Vehicle Recalls, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Fusion Energi

November 15, 2014 - Industry News

Smithsonian Exhibits Ford’s Inflatable Seat Belt

Image courtesy of Ford.

The vehicle safety invention was on display as part of the Innovation Festival, held by the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tags: Ford, Smithsonian, Inflatable Seat Belt, Vehicle Safety Technology

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Reaches Explorer SUV Sales Milestone

Infographic courtesy of Ford.

Ford has sold the 7-millionth Explorer mid-size SUV as it gets ready to introduce a redesigned version that will enter the vehicle's sixth generation at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Tags: Ford Explorer, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Size SUVs, Ford

November 7, 2014 - Global News

Ford Names New EMEA Chief

Ford Motor Co. has elevated Jim Farley to lead the company's Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations among other senior management changes.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Promotions, Retirement

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 7 Models Including 2014 F-150

Photo of 2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford F-150, Lincoln, Ford Transit Connect, 2011-MY, Recalls, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, Lincoln Town Car

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Refreshing Explorer for 2016 as Global SUV

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2016 Explorer will reach showrooms next year with a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Edge by resedabear via Wikimedia Commons.

Ford is recalling 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs in North American states that use road salt for snow and ice removal. Potential fuel leaks can arise from corrosion.

Tags: Lincoln, Corrosion, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs

October 28, 2014 - Industry News

Class 3 Ford Transit Vans Improve Payload, Towing

Photo of long wheelbase Transit 350HD courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Diesel Engines

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Offer 'Pre-Collision' System

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.

Tags: Safety Technology, Pedestrian Safety, Ford, Ford Mondeo

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

Tags: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, Air Bags, NHTSA

October 16, 2014 - Product News

Ford Adds Cargo Management System to 2015 F-150

Photo of the 2015 F-150's BoxLink cargo management system courtesy of Ford.

Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage

October 15, 2014 - Industry News

Plug-In EVs May Talk to Utilities Via Cloud

Illustration of Focus Electric courtesy of Ford.

The Electric Power Research Institute is coordinating a test with eight global automakers of an advanced software platform that would allow plug-in electric vehicles to communicate to utilities via the cloud when charging is complete.

Tags: Ford, Cloud-Based Technology, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid

October 13, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Adds 850 F-150 Production Jobs

Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, announced that Ford is adding 850 more jobs in Dearborn. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. has added 850 jobs to its Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., to build the 2015 F-150 pickup truck, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Vehicle Production, Light-Duty Trucks

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